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I love to pamper myself with the occasion face mask and the bets cheap ones I can find at the moment are the ones made by superdrug. These are often on offer and I Used the Apricot Exfoliating mask the other night as I love to try fruit based masks ad they normally really invigorate and freshen up my skin - just what I feel i need at the moment.
This one come sin a small flat sachet and the cream itself is rather thick. It smells reich and intensely fruity as soon as i started t apply it to my face. It doesn't tingle or sting at all and I just lay back and read a magazine on the bed while it got to work.
It took ages to clean it off, even with my flannel and I felt like to i was actually just moving it around my face at one point rather than actually getting it off my skin.
Afterwards my skin felt gorgeously soft and smooth and i love the way it seemed to brighten it up and make it look fresher.
If you are on a budget and you want to treat yourself to a face mask then I really don't think you can go past this one. It's well worth it and i really recommend it.
==Price and Availability==
I bought this Apricot Exfoliating Mask recently from Superdrug along with the Superfruits Exfoliating Mask, The masks cost just 99p, but I got them on a buy one get one half price offer meaning that two of these masks costs just under £1.50. Being a Superdrug product these masks are only available in Superdrug stores, three other varieties of mask are available, strawberry, apricot and ice blast.
==Superdrug Apricot Exfoliating Face Mask ==
The face mask comes in a sachet, as many of these masks do. On the right side of the sachet is a picture of a girl with the mask on while the left side is the Superdrug branding and a little information about the mask. On the back of the sachet there's a longer description and directions on how to apply the mask. The mask should be applied just after you've washed and dried your face making sure to avoid the eye and lip areas with the mask. The sachet easily rips open from the side and the mask is really easy to just squeeze out. The mask is cream in colour, from the packaging I was expecting it to me a more orangey colour but this doesn't really make a difference. It has a fresh and fruity scent to it, I can't say I really know what apricots smell of but the scent is pleasant enough although not as nice as the Superfruits mask which I have previously used.
The mask is just the right consistency and is easy to apply to the face, I didn't use the whole mask in one use as I found the sachet had a lot in it. As soon as I applied the mask to my face I could feel the exfoliating part of the mask, these are crushed walnut shells and apricot seeds according to the sachet. As I rubbed the mask over my face I could feel the exfoliation working, it's not harsh just quite subtle. The mask should be left on for between 10 and 15 minutes, after only a few minutes the mask starts to dry and harden. When the fifteen minutes are up you can remove the mask with warm water, I find it easier to use a flannel to remove the mask as it's less messy. Again, when removing the mask and rubbing the flannel over my face I could feel the exfoliating element of the mask. My skin felt lovely and smooth when removing the mask, I was really impressed with the results especially as the masks are only quite cheap and you get a lot in the sachet.
I would really recommend the Superdrug Apricot Exfoliating Face Mask. The mask smells lovely summery and the exfoliation element really works as it makes the skin feel extra soft and fresh when the mask is removed. These masked are only quite cheap, I went back to buy some more, the offer had changed to buy 4 for the price of 3 which is really good so I picked couple of different masks up to try.
I recently bought some face masks in Superdrug in a 4 for 3 deal. One of the masks I bought was the Apricot Exfoliating Mask. I was drawn to this one because I love the smell of Apricots and exfoliating my skin is very important for me. The product promises to gently remove dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion and leave skin feeling luxuriously soft and silky.
*Crushed walnut shell
*Apricot kernel oil
Using this product was incredibly easy, although I always find the sachets difficult to open. There's more than enough product to get a thick and even coverage, avoiding the lip and eye areas. It's best to massage this into the skin before leaving it on, since this will help to exfoliate the skin more. The smell is very sweet, almost sickly. There are plenty of apricot seeds in the product, which exfoliate the skin, but they're also gentle. My skin is quite sensitive, and rough products can cause irritation, but I had no problems with this product at all.
REMOVING THE MASK/RESULTS
It did take a while to wash this off, since the product is so thick, but this is the case with a lot of face masks. Once the mask was off, I could already feel the results; my skin felt soft and smooth to the touch. I definitely think that the product lived up it's promise, and I was pleased with the results.
Overall, the only thing I didn't like about this product was the smell. It wasn't horrible, but it was fairly sickly and this is the only reason why I rated it 4 stars. I'd definitely buy this again though, it left my skin smooth and soft and didn't irritate at all. I'd recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin, looking for a good exfoliating mask.
As soon as the weather starts to get remotely nice, my skin gets extremely dry and I find myself having to look after it a lot more than I normally would. Face masks aren't something I have used too much in the past but this year I decided to try something new. Superdrug often have offers on their face masks so I bought a few to see which I liked best and to see which were best for my skin. This review will be covering the Superdrug Apricot Exfoliating Mask.
Superdrug face masks cost 99p each for a single packet or can often be bought in a 4 for 3 offer.
This particular face mask comes in a lovely, bright orange plastic packet. Along with pictures of apricots, which is the featured ingredient of this scrub, there is also a picture of a woman using the mask. I really like the packaging for this product as it really stands out, looks tempting and is brightly coloured so can easily be seen on a shelf.
The back of the packet gives instructions on how to use this mask and they are as follows: Gently massage mask into a cleansed, dry face using your fingertips, avoiding the lip and eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry. After washing my face and drying off, I tore open the packet and began to apply to my face. As soon as I put some of the mask on my fingers, I could feel the rough parts which would be exfoliating my skin. This part of the mask is made from crushed walnut shells and apricot seeds which is something I have never heard of being used before. Also, there is a lovely smell of apricot which comes from the Apricot Kernel Oil. I really liked the scent of this product as it was fresh and fruity at the same time.
Unlike in the picture on the packet, this face mask is actually a cream colour and not the orange colour which is shown. This, I don't mind but it would be nice to get the colour you are expecting it to be. After applying this mask to my whole face, the mask began to set quite quickly which in turn, made my face quite tight. This wasn't an uncomfortable kind of tight though but the kind you always get with a face mask.
After the recommended 15 minutes, I removed the mask with a warm flannel and it came off my face with ease even with it feeling tight and as though it had set. After removing all of the mask, my skin felt fantastic. There had been a couple of dry patches that were quiet visible before using this and they were pretty much completely gone afterwards. I was so happy with how this mask made my skin feel and for 99p, it was a complete bargain. Also, there was enough left in the packet for another application.
This is definitely one of the better masks from Superdrug and I happily recommend it.
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*~*~*~* Superdrug Apricot Exfoliating Mask *~*~*~*
I recently discovered that Superdrug have their own range of face masks and since then I have tried quite a few of them as they're very affordable at just 99 pence per single use sachet.
The apricot exfoliating mask is one that I decided to buy mainly because I absolutely love the smell of apricot, but also because I liked the sound of it from the product description. Superdrug claim on the back of the sachet that the product both exfoliates and moisturises - all for 99p, which is why I decided to buy three sachets of it!
The face mask contains walnut shell and apricot seeds as well as apricot kernel oil and aloe vera. Superdrug do not support animal testing and none of the ingredients have been tested on animals which is great and the product is vegetarian and vegan friendly. It is also paraben free.
Opening the sachet is easy and the product comes out of the sachet easily, rather than taking ages to squeeze out like some face masks. There isn't a huge amount of product in the sachet - only just enough to cover my entire face, but I think that this is better than there been too much product else it would probably go to waste as the sachet isn't re-sealable.
I was expecting the mask to be quite messy to apply, but because it has quite a thick, creamy texture it is very easy to apply without it getting everywhere! The texture is thick but not so thick that it is hard to spread over my skin and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. It is advised that this is applied to a dry face after cleansing and I tend to apply it when I'm having a bath but when my face is dry as that way once I've finished I can dunk my head under the bath water and give it a quick wipe with a wet flannel to get it all off quickly and as mess free as possible because although it isn't that messy to apply it is quite messy to remove as it dries up.
Using the face mask is simple enough - whilst applying it I rub it over my skin in a circular motion rather than just slathering it onto my skin and the exfoliating granules get rid of any dead skin cells. The granules aren't very big which is good as I get intimidated with really chunky exfoliating beads/granules and although the ones in this mask are quite small they are very effective and I am able to feel them working as I rub the mask over my skin. Whilst doing this I focus on the driest areas and also my nose and chin as I get blackheads on those areas. The exfoliating beads as they are rubbed against my skin feel a bit uncomfortable and slightly scratchy but not painful and my skin never looks sore or red after I have used the mask.
The mask smells sweet and the apricot smell is very girly and fresh. It's a nice scent and not too over powering which is good as I can't stand having strong smelling products near my face, let alone on it. Superdrug recommend leaving the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes - I left mine on for about ten, by which point it was starting to flake off of my face. Although it completely dried, my facial movements didn't feel too restricted and my face didn't feel tight or stiff. After removing the face mask, I could tell an instant difference in the condition of my skin.
My skin felt clean and revitalised and I loved how smooth and soft it felt. There was no dryness at all and the dry, slightly flaky patch of skin that I'd had near my chin before using it had been completely smoothened out and wasn't noticeable. My face looked brighter and I also thought that my complexion looked a little more even and healthy. The smell of the mask also made me feel quite uplifted and I was very happy with the results.
This is a basic face mask from the huge range provided by Superdrug. It's an exfoliating face mask as opposed to a calming or peel off one and its main ingredient is apricot seeds and apricot kernel oil. I chose 4 face masks from the range at Superdrug last week as I like to try and use one once a week and they had a good offer on the face masks.
The product comes in a foil/plastic sachet, it is rectangular in shape. On the front of the packet is the Superdrug logo, a green circle saying "new" and the name of the product plus the notes that it contains apricot extracts. It also says on the front that this mask will smooth and brighten skin and that it's an ideal mask for normal to dry skin. There is also a general orange colour to the packet with pictures of apricots and of a lady looking happy with some of the mask on. On the back of the packet is the full list of ingredients and some safety advice, it also states that this product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. There is 15ml of product.
The directions for use are : "Gently massage the mask into a cleansed, dry face using your fingertips, avoiding the lip and eye area. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry. Use regularly."
You can currently purchase these face masks for 99p but Superdrug also have a 4 for 3 offer on so you can try some of the other face masks in their range too.
I really like this product. I tend to use a face mask mid week, usually after a long day at University and as much as I love the clay or chocolate ones I find the fruity ones provide the best results. This apricot face mask smells absolutely delicious. It is a bit difficult to squeeze out of the packet but I tend to use one hand to push the product all the way to the top then peel the sachet open and squeeze as hard as I can putting the product on my left hand, I then take the product with my fingertips and spread it around my face.
It's a thick consistency and the product is an orange/pink sort of colour. The kernels within the product are of a decent size but not too big to create irritation. The scrub works gently to exfoliate the skin and after being left on the skin it gets to work by revitalising the face.
I love the tingly sensation you get from face masks as they are drying and find that this one is perfect, it doesn't pull my skin too taught as some masks do and I find it relatively easy to remove with warm water after 10 minutes. My skin afterwards feels soft and supple and I definitely feel very fresh.
I really like this product it's one of my favourite face masks at the moment and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an energising and exfoliating face mask, if you are looking for a more soothing or calming mask though I would take a look at some of the other versions available in the Superdrug range.
Being a skin care and make up addict purchased this apricot exfoliating face mask from superdrug not so long ago and loved it. It has tiny beads in it which I just massaged into my face and then I let it sit for a few minutes before it hardened. It smelt just like apricots ad very fresh. It came in a not so big disposable packet and had enough for one application. I washed it off after it hardened and my skin felt really refreshed and clean. I do recommend using it straight after steaming your face for a little while though because it opens the pores and thoroughly cleans the skin inside out. Also to protect against drying, a moisturizer is essential. A face mask is a good way to keep your skin fresh throughout the week before a deep cleanse. I would recommend this completely because I loved the fact that it's an exfoliater and a mask, two in one!
I enjoy looking after my skin, for me it is a great way to relax from my hectic life and aid my beauty routine. From the age of 12 I started looking after my skin more, and over the years do see the benefit of looking after it.
Superdrug Apricot Exfoliating Mask:
'With Superdrug's Apricot Exfoliating Mask that's a wonderful mix of crushed walnut shell and apricot seeds that gently removes dead skin cells to reveal a smoother brighter complexion. Delicately blended with nourishing Apricot Kernel Oil and moisturising Aloe Vera, this leaves skin feeling luxuriously soft and silky'.
I like to exfoliate my face a couple of times per week this is to remove any dead skin cells and help rejuvenate the rest of my skin. I have used many different exfoliating products over the years and it can be somewhat hard to find that one to suit.
Masks can be to some extent a messy process but I do believe the right ones help my skin. Another side I find it to relax me and I think it is important in this day and age to take time out for yourself. There is so many health issues caused by stress we all need a little break from time to time.
This mask states it is ideal for normal to dry skin, I have combination skin where some times I get dry patches which are one of the reasons I picked this mask. To apply a facial mask they are pretty much straight forward and a little messy.
Following the instructions it tells you to gently massage onto a cleansed, dry face using your fingertips. Remember to avoid the lips and eyes; you really don't want any exfoliating product in your eyes. (It hurts!) Once my face was covered it was time chill for the next ten to fifteen minutes for the mask to work its wonders.
Soon as you open the sachet you have a lovely fruity apricot aroma, which is absolutely heavenly! Relaxing in this mask was certainly easy. The mask is more or less standard in the way on consistency the exfoliating seeds were soft but there were lots of them. This mask was also cream in colour not like the photo shown as that looks a light orange colour.
Once this product had been sat on my face for a few minutes the apricot aroma seems to subside a little and takes on a sweet soap kind of scent, which is still lovely. Even though it has many seeds within the mix it was still smooth to rub over my face and was rather pleasant. While the mask was resting on my face I had no stinging or any tight sensation.
I kept this mask on for fifteen minutes then it was time to rinse off my face, I find a damp face flannel works best for this. Then a few splashes of water to make sure the product has completely left my face. The mask was pretty much dry when it came to washing it off, and I did have a rub a more than normal. I could feel the exfoliating seeds work more when I was rinsing this mask off.
Once fully removed from my face I could certainly see a different, more so around my nose area which looked more cleansed a healthy. The scent sadly didn't last long on my face which was shame as it smelt nice and refreshing. My skin wasn't dry or tight once the mask had be washed off, so I only put a light moisturiser on as there was no need for anything else.
So far these mask come in foil sachets, but it would be better if they come in a tube as it is easier to remove the product then. Plus less messy! Though the sachet is easy to open you just rip the top open and squeeze up from the bottom.
The packing does have a nice fresh welcoming look, not over the top simple but noticeable. Now the down side for me is that is states packing is 'currently' not recyclable which does let it down for me. I personally like to be green as I can, where possible.
Price and Availability:
As this is a Superdrug own product it can only be purchased from Superdrug store or their web site. They are 99p each or 4 for the price of 3, I had an email stating if I took in my beauty card I would have one for free but I picked 4 up and took them to the till. However for all 4 masks it only charged me 99p!
I am reasonable pleased with the out come from this product. My face feels nice and refreshed, smoothed and well cleansed. I found the effects to last the whole day too and when awaking the following morning my skin still had a nice soft feel. Sadly I just don't think the Skin Polisher from Montagne Jeunesse can be beaten!
Four out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.